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9/27/2014 10:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/27/2014 10:08 AM

2 weeks ago i bought my first bmx.Some days ago i tried to tighten the chain and so i did.I rode my bike afterwards and i heard a rattling/creak noise while pedaling.I tried to loose the chain,put the wheel as straight as i could but it didnt go away.Its not very loud but i can hear it.Any idea why its happening?

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9/27/2014 10:32 AM

Multiple things creak when breaking in. Your axle may not be tight enough and your wheel is shifting in the dropout

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9/27/2014 10:37 AM

Cranks could be loose but like tom said it could also just be bearings and parts breaking in

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9/27/2014 10:52 AM

any possibility i fucked sth up when i maybe tightened the chain (too much) in the first place?


I might get it to the shop.i dont know..

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9/27/2014 10:54 AM

possible that it's too tight. wheels can shift when tightening

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9/27/2014 11:03 AM

The thing i noticed is when i tighten the chain the noise is louder and easier to hear.When i loose the chain it becomes a bit more quiet but its still there.I cant spot where the problem is

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9/27/2014 11:20 AM

what bike is it exactly? sounds like bearing issue either in the freewheel/driver or the hub itself. more likely freewheel/driver since chain tension has an impact

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9/27/2014 11:21 AM

Its the 2015 kink liberty sexton

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9/27/2014 11:55 AM

Inferno wrote:

Its the 2015 kink liberty sexton

probably just bearings breaking in. I know you're bearings are all sealed.

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9/27/2014 11:58 AM

So i need new bearings?what does it mean?

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9/27/2014 12:19 PM

Inferno wrote:

So i need new bearings?what does it mean?

probably just bearings breaking in. chain should have about 3-5mm play up and down. if that doesnt help then hit up kink or a shop

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9/27/2014 12:23 PM

if its bearings it means i need new ones or depends ?

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9/27/2014 12:26 PM

Inferno wrote:

if its bearings it means i need new ones or depends ?

they may just be breaking in. they're brand new so they don't spin well yet. just ride it so they get to the point where they roll smooth. nothing wrong with them

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9/27/2014 12:29 PM

So should i keep riding with the hope it will go away or get it to the shop?

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9/27/2014 12:41 PM

Inferno wrote:

So should i keep riding with the hope it will go away or get it to the shop?

totally up to you

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9/27/2014 12:45 PM

Ok thanks

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9/27/2014 3:08 PM

first lube up the chain. could just be dried up and making noise. I used a wax base lube found at wal mart. last but 3-4 weeks after that i can hear chain again.

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9/27/2014 7:19 PM

Is it happening just when you pedal? like if you're pedaling, and as you take a crank it makes a squeaking noise?

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9/28/2014 2:19 AM

kaliel.roblesrios wrote:

first lube up the chain. could just be dried up and making noise. I used a wax base lube found at wal mart. last but 3-4 weeks after that i can hear chain again.

i lubed it but it didnt make a difference

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9/28/2014 2:20 AM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

Is it happening just when you pedal? like if you're pedaling, and as you take a crank it makes a squeaking noise?

Yes,it's happening when i pedal.

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9/28/2014 7:19 AM

Inferno wrote:

Yes,it's happening when i pedal.

take your cranks off and grease your splines

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9/28/2014 8:18 AM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

Is it happening just when you pedal? like if you're pedaling, and as you take a crank it makes a squeaking noise?

Inferno wrote:

Yes,it's happening when i pedal.

sundaybmxRR wrote:

take your cranks off and grease your splines

i might be wrong but i think i can hear the noise coming from the back of the chain(where the hub is) so could it be chain alignment because i think the first time i heard it was after i tightened the chain.What do you think?

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9/28/2014 8:39 AM

So u eliminated that a dried up chain ain't the noise.
remove the chain and isolate the noise to the crank or rear hub.

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